Eco-friendly is no longer a catchphrase that only applies to those who are very environmentally conscious. It is something that’s now widely embraced and continues to evolve all around the world. Mandates change, recycling containers become more prevalent, and the subject of mandatory composting to combat millions of tons of waste that ends up in landfills is now more commonly discussed. But what other trends do we see today in the waste management field? Read on to learn more!
Bans on Plastics
A trend that is very likely to continue is how we use plastics. Plastic items are increasingly finding their ways into local ecosystems, and it is a hazard to wildlife. Polystyrene foam, once used a lot, has, for many years now, been phased out as a popular packaging material. There is still a lot of it out there leaching into our groundwater. Plastic shopping bags have been banned in a lot of communities, as have plastic bottles. Look for companies to continue to phase-out unsustainable materials in the near future.
Polylactic acid is a resin that originates from plants that can be used in biodegradable plastics. It is being used in everything from car parts to clothes. However, in order for it to properly break down, it requires a municipal recycling and composting system so it can be handled correctly. While it’s a good thing that industries are looking more towards producing polylactic acid products, there has to be a widespread system to dispose of all these products properly.
Smartphones, tablet computers, laptops, and desktops are all items that include toxic parts. Unfortunately, consumers go through new models very quickly, which means more and more electronic waste is ending up in the wrong spots. The waste management trend to manage e-waste is currently only a discussion occurring all around the globe. Still, certain electronic retailers have established programs to help curb the flood of all toxic e-waste into the environment.
There are some items that shouldn’t ever be tossed into a dumpster. These include:
- Cleaning agents
- Pesticides Paint
At the Atlantic Waste Group, we can help you make sure nothing you throw away will be negatively affecting the environment.
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